Kaiser to lay off up to 50 workers

An official says no physicians will lose their jobs as part of the restructuring. Dave Segal, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 3, 2006 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, unable to bridge the growing gap between its budget and expenses, plans to lay off up to 50 employees before the end of the year as part of a statewide restructuring. Hawaii's largest health-maintenance organization also warned its employees in an internal memo Wednesday that it anticipates more restructuring and cost-cutting next year. Kaiser said it was conducting an in-depth analysis of its jobs and services to make sure it was meeting the needs of its 225,000 members. ... Kaiser